Category Archives: From the Phage Hunters

“This is what it must feel like to watch an ultrasound when you’re pregnant.”

Phage hunting wasn’t the first time I patiently waited for a micro-centrifuge to stop buzzing or held my breath while opening a sealed flask containing bacteria, nor was it the first time I contaminated way too many plates. However, it … Continue reading

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“Phalaphel” Emerges

By Suborna Panja After 4 months of nonstop plating and re-plating, my phage “Phalaphel” has emerged! While the idea of discovering my own phage seems exciting, there has been an incredible amount of frustration. To all those future phage hunters … Continue reading

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Tears upon T–Just Kidding; There is no Crying in Phage Lab

By Michael Shang It’s been an eventful month and a half. When we last left off, a new morphology had cropped up in my MTL dilutions (despite the previous step having a seemingly pure population and after it had already … Continue reading

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The End.

By Meg Chen “Please collect a few spoonfuls of dirt in a ziplock bag and bring the sample with you to the first day of class.“ It’s been a long, yet quick journey.  The path from a random soil sample to … Continue reading

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Webbed Plate of Lies

By Megha Telur I can honestly say that Phage Hunting has been my most enjoyable class this semester. Everything about the class just clicked; research, lab work, and biology. I aspire to one day be able to do genetics research … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Patience

By Isabella Zellerbach When I went to my first Phage Hunting class, I was over the moon. We were following a lab manual that made sense, doing science-y things, and I got to use all sorts of equipment that made … Continue reading

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To Phage or Not to Phage?

By Stephanie England Summer before coming to Hopkins, so many things were on my mind. From trying to get to know my roommates via Facebook to making sure all my paperwork was in, the question of classes came to mind. … Continue reading

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